1. Enrollment open for 9th annual Read an Ebook Week promotion
2. 2018 edition of the The Smashwords Book Marketing Guide is out!
3. Helpful resources
1. Ninth Annual Read an Ebook Week Promotion Kicks off Sunday, March 4
This Sunday March 4 marks the start of our ninth annual Read an Ebook Week promotion!
Enrollment is easy. Click over to to enroll your books at discount levels of 25%-off, 50%-off, 75%-off or FREE. You’ll also find the link on the Smashwords home page.
For one week only, thousands of Smashwords authors and publishers will participate in this exclusive store-wide sale.
Participating books will be promoted on the Smashwords home page and throughout the Smashwords store. The sale will also be promoted to over one million customers of the Smashwords store.
The official home page for the promotion is at featuring downloadable badges and buttons you and your readers can share on social media to celebrate your participation.
Please also share the promotion with your author friends. This is a collaborative marketing event where the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. The more authors activity promoting their participating titles, the more readers there are for for all the participating authors.
It’s not uncommon for customers to stuff their shopping carts with dozens of deep-discounted books. Since your royalty increases as the customer’s checkout size increases, even 99 cent ebooks can earn up to 80% list. Offer readers a great deal, promote it across your social media channels, and have fun!
Your sale price does not impact the price at other retailers.
The sales runs from this Sunday March 4 through end of day Saturday, March 10.
2. New 2018 Edition of the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide Offers 65 Book Marketing Ideas
The new 2018 edition of the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide is packed with 65 book marketing ideas. You’ll learn how to make your books more discoverable and more desirable to readers.
Download it today for free at the retailers listed below.
This is the biggest most exciting update since it was first published in 2008, and it’s the first update in almost four years.
New Deep Dives sections teach you how to work with beta readers, how to plan your social media strategy, and how to earn free press coverage (and how to write press releases!).
Here’s where you can download the new Smashwords Book Marketing Guide for FREE!
• Amazon
• Barnes & Noble
• iBooks
• Kobo
• Smashwords
If you’d rather listen to it than read it, Episodes 10-15 of the Smart Author podcast offer a free audio serialization of the book. Visit for listening options.
Please tell a friend!
Learn to Publish Like a Pro:
• Smart Author Podcast
• Smashwords Video Workshops
• How to Publish ebooks (4-part presentation)
• Smashwords blog (subscribe today via the email option!)
Publishing and Distributing with Smashwords:
• How to publish and distribute ebooks with Smashwords
• Mark’s List – Low cost cover designers and ebook formatters
• Frequently asked questions
• Smashwords Site Updates
• Create or update your Smashwords Interview (self-interviews)
• Smashwords Series Manager (Manage series metadata)
• Smashwords Coupon Manager (Create custom coupon codes)
• Connect with fellow Smashwords readers and authors at Facebook
Thank you for publishing and distributing with Smashwords.
We’re looking forward to serving you in 2018!
Best wishes,
The Smashwords Team

About Patty L. Fletcher

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. And as a Social Media Promotional Assistant. She is the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger Business Assist), and is the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye: Volume One. She can also be found in two anthologies which are, December Awethology Light And A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales. See her latest book, Pathway to Freedom Broken and Healed: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life Second Edition in eBook and Paperback at: Find it in various accessible formats: See her Facebook business page: Patty loves receiving feedback about her work. So, drop her a line any time at:
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  1. I do this event every year. Thank you for sharing it with your readers!


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